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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Book; Designed as a Supplement to the Treatise on Domestic Economy. Third edition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Octavo, xiii + 306 , including index. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Stated third edition, but following Cagle's descriptions, this is the first edition, 6th printing. This recipe book was a supplement to A Treatise on Domestic Economy, by the great educator and domestic reformer Catherine Beecher. Corner of half-title lacking. Some light foxing and soiling throughout. Rebound in tan cloth with gilt-stamped morocco spine label... (Item #2588)
Price: $250.00
Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Book; Designed as a Supplement to the Treatise on Domestic Economy. Third edition. Miss Beecher, Catherine Esther.
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The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1891. Octavo, xxxvi, 230 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "What was once the most bountiful source of oysters in the world has become nearly exhausted. More than a century ago... scientist and Maryland state official William K. Brooks warned that this day would come. A classical morphologist by training, and one of the Johns Hopkins University's first and most distinguished faculty members, Brooks had "tonged oysters... (Item #5293)
Price: $180.00
The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study. William Keith Brooks.
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Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Octavo, vi, 130, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. James Caird (1816-92) was an agriculturalist and member of the British Parliament, author of English Agriculture, Letters on the Corn Crops, High Farming, and The West of Ireland. This volume was the result of a tour he undertook in 1859 through Canada and the American Midwest. Much of the volume is devoted to Illinois, though... (Item #5292)
Price: $350.00
Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States. James Caird.
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The Borzoi Cook Book.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Octavo, 247 pages. First edition. The book was issued in London in the following year under the title, The Russian Cookbook. Four hundred sixteen recipes, compiled and translated by Princess Alexandre Gagarine, collected from her friends. Batik-decorated lavender and torquoise paper over one-quarter yellow cloth. Slightest rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise fine. In green-printed yellow dust jacket, with some edge chipping. Scarce in... (Item #5295)
Price: $250.00
The Borzoi Cook Book. Princess Alexandre Gagarine.
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First Catch Your Hare... The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy.
Devon, England: Prospect Books, 1995. Quarto, 218 pages. Glossary. Index. Later printing of the Prospect Books facsimile edition (1983), of the original 1747 edition. The Art of Cookery was the most successful and influential English cookbook of the eighteenth century. Hannah Glasse (1708-1770) was the wife of an attorney and the mother of eight children, and she published the first edition of her Art of Cookery -- a work she... (Item #3677)
Price: $100.00
First Catch Your Hare... The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy. Hannah Glasse, By a. Lady.
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The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives.
Milwaukee, WI: The Settlement Cook Book Co. 1941. Octavo, xlvi+623 pages. Twenty-fourth edition, revised and enlarged. A much later edition this influential and massively successful cookbook, originally published in 1901. The emphasis is American, with a smattering of hearty Jewish Eastern European fare. In earlier editions, the Jewish/Eastern European influence was more prevalent. This copy is extraordinary, in unused condition bright and fresh, with the original white, washable boards shiny... (Item #2746)
Price: $350.00
The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives. Mrs. Simon Kander.
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Choice Receipts and Specimen Pages from Miss Parloa's New Cook Book. Sold by all Booksellers and Newsmen.
Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1881. Small octavo, 32 unnumbered pages. Ads. Illustrated. Includes a page of press notices. Sample book with specimen pages for the author’s New Cook Book. Miss Parloa’s New Cook Book was written during the time she was lecturing at the newly established Boston Cooking School, funded in 1879 by the Women’s Education Association. not long after the book was published, she left Boston for New York... (Item #4904)
Price: $300.00
Choice Receipts and Specimen Pages from Miss Parloa's New Cook Book. Sold by all Booksellers and Newsmen. Parloa, Maria.
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Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans."
Harrisburg, PA: Evangelical Press, 1928. Large octavo, 440 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. MSU's wonderful Feeding America online project calls this book, "among the reliable 20th Century sources for this uniquely American cuisine." The author uses the fictional story of a young woman named Mary to investigate the food and homemaking ways of the Pennsylvania Dutch. The recipes are considered authentic, and the side stories are charming. Among my favorites, she... (Item #4986)
Price: $250.00
Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans." Edith M. Thomas.
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The Original Buckeye Cook Book, and practical housekeeping. A compilation of choice and carefully tested recipes. Trade edition.
St. Paul, Minnesota/Chicago: Webb Publishing Co./Trade Supplied by Reilly & Britton Co. 1905. Thick octavo, 689 pages. Illustrations in the text. Later edition. The classic Midwestern cookbook, originally published in Ohio in 1876, and extensively revised in 1890. This extremely popular book went through numerous editions and printings, as documented in the scholarly edition edited by Andrew F. Smith (Ohio State, 2000). In black-decorated, white oil-cloth with soiling and edgewear... (Item #5274)
Price: $120.00
The Original Buckeye Cook Book, and practical housekeeping. A compilation of choice and carefully tested recipes. Trade edition. Estelle Woods Wilcox, compiler.